1. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE?
The Exhcange is a B2B networking event that allows retailers and a variety of vendors to meet in order to facilitate effective business connections. Over the course of two fast paced days, retailers and vendors will connect in private spaces where vendors can pitch their products and services in time controlled,face to face, meetings. It is like speed dating, but your perfect matches will be all about business!
2. HOW ARE THE MEETINGS ASSIGNED?
Retailers and vendors will create company profiles on our event platform. Using this information, prior to the event, both retailers and vendors will have the chance to request meetings. Priority is given to mutual requests first, and then to vendors based on sign up date, so register early to ensure you get the meetings you want!
3. WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Vendors- you are a cultivator/processor/brand and want to present directly to retailers in one-on-one meetings in order to showcase your product and secure dispensary shelf space.
Exhibitors-you are a provider of services or products needed by retailers to run a successful store-POS, HR, legal, financial, store design, marketing etc. and want an opportunity for maximum exposure.
Retail Buyers-you want to source new products, meet new vendors, learn about new trends, services and opportunities.
4, WHERE AND WHEN DO THE 2024 EVENTS HAPPEN?
Eugene, Oregon-March 19-20, 2024
February 14-For vendors wishing to bring THC touching products to showcase
March 5-Vendors and Exhibitors not bringing THC touching products
Portland, Oregon-September 11-12, 2024
Doubletree by Hilton in Portland
Aug. 7-For vendors wishing to bring THC touching products to showcase
Sept. 2-Vendors and Exhibitors not bringing THC touching products
Lansing, Michigan-May 8-9, 2024
Eagle Eye Golf Club in Lansing
May 1-Vendors, Exhibitors and Retailers
Michigan-October-Greater Detroit Area-dates and location TBA
5. WHAT DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Retailer buyers always attend as our guests. For Vendor and Exhibitor pricing please see the complete prospectus for participation options and sponsorship opportunities.
6. WHAT TYPE OF SPACE WILL I HAVE?
In Michigan, the retailers will host the vendors in a private 8' x 10' space fitted with a 6' table with 4 chairs, so vendors should be prepared to move from space to space with their products. Retailers are welcome to bring signage and brand their space, but identifying signage will be in the booth, so purely optional. In Oregon, the vendors will be the hosts and retailers will visit each space. In this instance the vendors can brand their space as they see fit. The private 8'x10' space will have a 6’ foot table with linen and 4 chairs separated by pipe and drape from the next space. In both Michigan and Oregon, exhibitors and those vendors who have added a table, will have a free standing 8‘ table fitted with linen and two chairs.
7. CAN I BRING AND DISTRIBUTE SAMPLES?
Yes, you can bring samples of THC containing products based on each states regulations. Please reference the individual state info packets.
8. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING?
Vendors and Exhibitor Packages include two staff passes. Additional passes are $150. Retailers are encouraged to bring as many decision makers as needed to make decisions on the various products and services offered.